Getting out of a lease?
January 20, 2010 8:41 AM Subscribe
Friend of mine needs advice on how to go about breaking a lease.
posted by Mastercheddaar to law & government (10 answers total)
My friend lives in a bad area with a roommate who is a drug user and has the wrong people always after him or wanting to see him. My friend also always has weirdos (for lack of a better term) knocking on doors late at night and there have been several break ins around the local area as well. She calls the police 2-3 times a month and has asked me to help her shop for a gun. My first suggestion to her was LEAVE. If you have to buy a gun or have one with you for protection I feel the easiest way to protect yourself is to get out of the environment. She is single and without kids so a move would not be that hard for her. She says there is a lease she is stuck with for several more months. I do not know the terms of the lease or if she can just simply kick her roommate out. Can you break a lease due to personal safety issues? Has anyone else been in this situation before and if so how did you deal with it?